The party capped off a day that had started with a pro-Trump rally held by casino employees. "Let's stand behind our Donald, because he's the father of our babies," one worker urged the crowd. The rally featured a "professional motivator" to whip up the audience, and one worker presented the tycoon with a gift: an eight-foot-tall "rug portrait" of Trump.
The party at the Castle's Crystal Ballroom was an over-the-top bash with bands, confetti, and a cheering crowd. Robin Leach, the host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, walked out of a fake Trump Shuttle to act as a hype man before other celebrities showed up in person and onstage. As then-Village Voice reporter Wayne Barrett described in his book, Trump: The Greatest Show On Earth:
"Dolly Parton and Elton John appeared on giant screens to wish Donald a happy birthday, with Parton asking to work the Taj instead of her regular Castle gig and promising to charge only $100,000 a show. Joe Piscopo did his Sinatra imitation on the birthday song, followed by a string of Jap gags, totally oblivious to the presence of several Japanese high rollers in the front rows, even cracking that Atlantic City would be owned by the Japanese if it wasn't for Donald.
A George Bush imitator declared Donald should be President. A chorus line in skintight outfits gyrated around chairs singing longingly about Donald's dollars. Then Andrew Dice Clay appeared on another giant screen to thank Donald for the Taj hookers, saying they had stamps on their asses to show they'd had their shots...."After The Obama's stinking up the White House with the likes of Jay Z and Buoyancy, the BLM Ghetto Rats, African Dictators and his Muzzie friends, The Donald would likely bring some real talent like Joe Piscopo back to the peoples house and show how to throw a real party for a change.